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696951 No.122713   [Reply]

Just realized that I would like to celebrate the New Year here (well, sort of). Previous thread apparently died of old age about a month ago, so, if you don't mind, here will be a new one.
Russian trains New Year edition!
Opening video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oYYn4Wegrc - dual-voltage electric locomotive EP20 by Transmashholding (Russia) in high-speed traffic (with Nevskiy Express), cabride.

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>> No.123440  

>>123439
He was a good boy, trying to turn his life around, going to church, he was trying to be an olympic runner, he didn't do nothing wrong.

>> No.123445  

>>123439

Gut gemacht, scheisskopf!

Though do they seriously show stuff like that on German TV? Dag yo!

>> No.123456  

Quite likely they only 'aired' it on web TV.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZjBk4nYwcI - 3TE116U-004 diesel locomotive with freight train. Elets - Pazhen' stretch and Izmalkovo - Shatilovo stretch, Lipetsk region, Russia. 2014. Mikhail Petrishin / Igor Bekirov.

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>>123456

Web exclusives in Germany? I don't think so, and besides this is a magazine produced by a private firm, so it was most likely aired on public TV.

>> No.123539  

Hard to tell without first-hand knowledge, though. Spiegel TV is, it seems, both web and air.

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Ah yes, and do not forget who has unbeaten world speed record for diesel traction. 271 km/h, in case someone haven't noticed. A pity these powerful machines never reached serial production.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwYXjxXFha0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWDdNe_zx5A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPIipCkkWcw



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360997 No.123550   [Reply]

Who'da thunk there was still an Aogaru (old Tokyu 5000 monocoque) in traffic? Seems Kumaden (Kumamoto Railway Co.) is only now planning to retire their set. So? Well, the type has racked up sixty years in service.

http://www.kumamotodentetsu.co.jp/news/20150116697.html
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kumamotodentetsu.co.jp%2Fnews%2F20150116697.html&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=ja&tl=en

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%B1%E6%80%A55000%E7%B3%BB%E9%9B%BB%E8%BB%8A_(%E5%88%9D%E4%BB%A3)
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fja.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2F%E6%9D%B1%E6%80%A55000%E7%B3%BB%E9%9B%BB%E8%BB%8A_(%E5%88%9D%E4%BB%A3)&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=ja&tl=en



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369372 No.122051   [Reply]

Nope.

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>> No.123299  

>>123295

Right. So why doesn't the blower itself have some sort of drive that can be put "in gear" when blowing and "in neutral" when being transported?

Then the blower can move itself and a loco forward at slow speed when blowing and then the loco can move it at high speed when it's not blowing.

>> No.123300  

>>123299

>blower itself have some sort of drive
  1. It'd still be a traction motor.
  2. Pushing into a snow bank requires a lot of tractive effort (wheels on the rail). Pushers are still required.
  3. No railroad wants to spend money maintaining some gizmo of minimal benefit.
>> No.123303  

>>123295
I don't see any reason for this to be true. All the locomotives I'm familiar with have traction motor blowers and many of them are fitted for slow-speed control in the region of 4-10 mph, and I've dealt with a "Creep Control" fitted Class 58 that was capable of running at 2 1/2 mph (although creep control relies on some material science black magic to work).

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Dunno about you, but to me 'creep control' sounds like something to deal with chikan-ery.

Wouldn't a cow/calf combo be the closest to ideal for pushing a blower?

(Pic of HGm4/4 and blower at Andermatt sta. is from Wikicommons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Andermatt_train_station )

>> No.123317  

>>123300

Pushing into snow with a plow would require tons of force, but on the blower you have the things at the front breaking up the snow and moving it into the blower. Have you ever run a 2 stage snow blower?

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And this is how NYC clears its rails.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peD6vNoIVQA -- A Swedish T44 on snow-plowing duty. As you can hear, this 1600hp unit has a quite quiet cab.

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>>123543
End doors (not side doors) on the cab of a Euroshunter/road switcher? I like this very much!

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As far as I can see, many of the larger Swedish centrecabs had and have corner doors as their hoods are narrow enough. It also looks common on MaK (later Vossloh) units as you can see on this G2000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbK8Efqg_aQ -- Another Swede, of class Tc, shifts snow in Dalarna.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp-BMqEjQUc -- A Tc in scale N clearing the track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kocADs9a4nI and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UY9Es8IWSU -- Short clips from/of a class Tb 'rail-going helicopter' clearing track in the Ånge yard. I think most of these have had their built-in turntables replaced with extra tankage.

>> No.123549  

Another Russian-style snow blowing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Dvor5tfvs



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490521 No.123512   [Reply]

Do trains have an afterlife? You will have to google for 'densha no kuni' as the English scanlation of this Touhou doujinshi is in an inconvenient spot.

>> No.123546  

There is no afterlife, just recycling.

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>>123546
i cri evrytiem



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28818 No.123458   [Reply]

Model railroading lifehack thread?

>Buildings under construction can be a good base for burnt out/demolished buildings
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As much as I hate the term "lifehack," one of my favorite tips I've read (around when I was 5, I think) was the idea of using foil candy wrappers as colorful scrap metal loads.

>> No.123540  

>>123469

>As much as I hate the term "lifehack,"

Why ever so?

>> No.123541  

That word is an utter(ed) kludge.

>> No.123544  

Besides, it's really a model railroad PROTIP.



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940778 No.123521   [Reply]

I have a few pictures again. 6, some are sideways iPhone pictures I rotated right side up, sorry. Can't really mention where these were taken as it'll point a direct map to where we are and are headed.

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>>123521
Night time, added the black and white filter just to clear it up.

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>>123522
Idk why that's so small. I took it off my account on a certain vagrant message board, that might be why. First time in one of these.

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>>123522
I screencapped it on my phone, hopefully that rezized it.

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>>123524
Ok yeah sorry for the repeat. Here's the first sideways photo. Snowy night.

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>>123525
And snowy day

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>>123526
Thinking of investing in a handheld game for every time this happens.

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>>123527
And the last pic.

>> No.123536  

>>123523

FEMA cars! I knew they were real!

>> No.123538  

>>123536

It can't be, otherwise Dirty and his friends would have woken up inexplicably chained to the floor.



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864830 No.123436   [Reply]

And in a fit of boredom...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OorZcOzNcgE -- "Child in Time" needs no stinkin' excuse.

I know of two tunes named "Train of Time":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpdQhkpE0s -- Tidens tog (Niels Skousen) [da_DK]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTxK_vpc2vY -- Toki no Kisha (Eri KAWAI) [ja_JP]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOK4K5HHOg -- Copenhagen Railway Steam Galop (Lumbye)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWUzRjwIdw -- Meitetsu Rhapsody (Zuigen)

(Pic is of a Danish class S tank locomotive)

>> No.123485  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvVtRcPOHLg -- Nagaden's Yashiro line is one of those lines shut out by too few passengers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompra3HctgQ -- Last Train To London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Qw-q8PEJc -- At least it's not to Loodon Deathrow!

>> No.123514  

>>123485 Last train to London = This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

>> No.123529  

??? For me, it was a different one that was blocked, on the same monopolistic reason, btw.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpCBv1dO3eA -- Maybe this one will work...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwVf7N61kmU -- JR Freight's "Four Seasons"

>> No.123530  

>>123529 = This video contains content from SME, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.
nopes

>> No.123531  

Two more attempts at ELO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXXZMebT3m8 -- Only audio but is VEVO.
http://vimeo.com/105663885 -- Has video but not sure audio is original.



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1928208 No.123518   [Reply]

Well, look at what Snail just found at Proviso.

>> No.123519  

Holy crap.. I heard that a few of these still existed in the wild! Didn't know it was true though.

Any idea on why it looks so good? Did it get a fresh coat of paint, or is it just the lighting?

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Probably the sodium vapor light/the fact it was dark.



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25824 No.122920   [Reply]

Have you gents got any suggestions for tracking down an old book about model trains? I'm thinking of a black-and-white book, published around 1979, in which the author goes over the basics of model trains and describes building his railroad from a single loop and siding, to a dual loop and many sidings, then adding a trolley/mountain line.

My best idea at this point is to call my old elementary school in the incredibly unlikely event they still have it on the shelves. So far my Google-Fu isn't turning up much. Any ideas, friends?

>> No.122925  

Librarians love curiosity.

>> No.122933  

Ooh, I think my school may have this one! I will see if I can find it tomorrow.

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I loved this book.

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>>122934

>> No.122956  

>>122934 yeah most trains in there were TYCOs!
but lame is the O scale size crossbuck made of popcicle stix XD

>> No.122957  

>>122956

Back in those days, ya had ta make do with whatcha had! Couldn't just 3D print yourself a perfect 1/87 scale replica in your kitchen, no sir!

>> No.123005  

>>122957
Kids these days, eh?

>> No.123474  

Woooo my copy I ordered off Amazon arrived today!

>> No.123517  

>>122934
Snail loved it too.



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84292 No.123488   [Reply]

Oh, dear...

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Csxt always does it better.



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